lev·​el·​head·​ed | \ ˌle-vəl-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce levelheaded (audio) \

Definition of levelheaded

: having or showing sound judgment : sensible

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levelheadedness noun

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She is levelheaded about her chances for success as an actress. a levelheaded assessment of the problem
Recent Examples on the Web Most emails actually come from levelheaded readers. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: Looking at a pandemic world and a sports world with a look at my email inbox," 9 Aug. 2020 In the meantime, Enrich has given us a thorough, clearly written and generally levelheaded account of a bank that lost its way. New York Times, "11 New Books We Recommend This Week," 5 Mar. 2020 The key to accomplish any essential task is a little preparation, levelheaded thinking and a lot of hand washing before and after. New York Times, "Coronavirus Live Updates: Scientists Warn the Virus Could Kill Up to 240,000 Americans," 1 Apr. 2020 The upending of our normal lives also obliterated the routines, however mundane, that keep us levelheaded: getting up, putting on pants, making breakfast and coffee, commuting to work. Matt Simon, Wired, "Why Life During a Pandemic Feels So Surreal," 31 Mar. 2020 The Bordeaux man or woman tends to be grounded and levelheaded. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "Pick a Side in the Great Red Wine Wars: Bordeaux or Burgundy?," 4 Nov. 2019 It’s taken a decade-plus of being together as a four-piece unit — the band includes accordionist Jose Carlos and bassist Alex Bendaña — to have such a levelheaded perspective on their career. Dan Hyman, chicagotribune.com, "La Santa Cecilia has come a long way from rocking cumbia on street corners, to become a social voice as powerful as that of singer Marisoul Hernandez," 20 Sep. 2019 When things are really fraught, take time to prepare for such a levelheaded exchange of truths. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, "How managers can work well together, even when they don't agree," 29 Oct. 2019 Don Cheadle stars as an impulsive trader who captains a misfit firm with his more levelheaded lieutenant, played by Regina Hall. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "‘Black Monday’ Plays the Wall Street Crash for Laughs," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of levelheaded

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Levelheaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levelheaded. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of levelheaded

: having or showing an ability to think clearly and to make good decisions

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